Clare Oliva
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Cosmos Along the Path

"Hi Joan!  Nice to hear from you. Wow, this picture is from 7 years ago. Here's a picture of that same spot last summer.Look how tall the hedges have gotten!"
May 4
Joan *Flower Angel*.. Z-8 commented on Clare Oliva's photo
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Cosmos Along the Path

"WALKING THE BEAUTIFUL PATH... HI CLARE..."
May 4
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Angel in the Shade Garden

"Hi Lorraine!  We haven't had that much snow this winter so far (knock on wood!)  But here is a picture of Parasol Lady taken on Christmas Eve a few days after we'd had a little bit of snow. Hope all is well with you."
Jan 18
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Angel in the Shade Garden

"How is your weather treating you Clare? Have any pics of winter's blast in your lovely yard?"
Jan 18
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Joan *Flower Angel*.. Z-8 commented on Clare Oliva's photo
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Angel in the Shade Garden

"Angel in the garden... Such a "Beauty"..."
Jan 17
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Shady Bed Scene in Mid-July

"Thanks Lyn. I love the bright green forest grass. It's great for brightening up shady parts of the gardens!"
Aug 8, 2016
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Joan *Flower Angel*.. Z-8 commented on Clare Oliva's photo
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I Love These Daylilies!

"BEAUTIFUL BLOOMS..."
Aug 3, 2016
Lyn - Sydney commented on Clare Oliva's photo
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Shady Bed Scene in Mid-July

"Clare, I love all the different shades of green. What a stunning display!"
Aug 1, 2016
Lyn - Sydney commented on Clare Oliva's photo
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Path Through Perennial Beds in Mid-July

"Always looking so beautiful."
Aug 1, 2016
Joan *Flower Angel*.. Z-8 commented on Clare Oliva's photo
Aug 1, 2016
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'Red Volunteer' Daylily

"Yes, daylilies (like many other perennials) start looking their best after 3 or 4 years. Enjoy your red ones, Joan!"
Jul 31, 2016
Clare Oliva commented on Clare Oliva's photo
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Garden Paths in Mid-May

"Thanks Joan. The newly applied mulch in this picture really makes everything look so nice!"
Jul 31, 2016
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Path Along Veggie Beds in Late September

"Glad you're enjoying the pictures of my garden, Joan. They make me happy in the winter when I am dreaming of the garden..."
Jul 31, 2016

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Which category best describes you?
Recreational Gardener
Skill level
Intermediate
What kind of gardening do you like to do?
Flowers and veggies
How much time do you spend a week on average in your garden when weather permits?
Mostly weekends and a little during the week

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The Key To Success in Big Garden Projects: Get Started!

Posted on November 3, 2012 at 6:55pm 13 Comments

Recently, I was reviewing pictures of the north-facing, shady side of our garden and I was struck by how quickly our privacy hedge filled in. Sometimes big projects in the garden, like adding a privacy hedge down the length of the property, can be overwhelming when you think it will take so long for the small plants you can afford to buy to fill in. But I think my experience shows that you just need to get started and you will accomplish what you want before you know it!

When my…

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Have You Heard of the Rare "Monkey Orchid"?

Posted on September 13, 2012 at 7:54pm 8 Comments

 

I read about this online today and thought it was amazing! At first, I thought it was a Photshop job, so I googled it and it appears to be for real!

Here is where I read about it:…

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2012 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map - Has Your Zone Changed?

Posted on January 26, 2012 at 7:30pm 3 Comments

The new USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map is finally out at …
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A Small Victory Over the Deer That Has Been Ravaging Our Garden

Posted on July 15, 2011 at 9:08pm 8 Comments

In the almost 8 years that my husband and I have been living in our current home, deer have only come in our backyard 4 or 5 times. Until this year...

 

Our backyard is completely fenced in, but it is only a post and rail fence (with chicken wire on it to keep the rabbits out) and is about three and a half feet tall. However, most of the backyard has trees or shrubs around the perimeter against the fence. I have read that deer won't jump a fence if they can't clearly see where…

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At 1:29am on July 18, 2015, Josephine Parsons said…

You have a lovely big garden Clare - mine is small in comparison but enough for me to manage now.

At 1:54pm on June 12, 2014, anne andrews/7b said…

Clare, your gardens are beautiful...well worth the "winter" wait! ;)

At 7:50am on May 11, 2014, anne andrews/7b said…

 :( Clare, my computer is shot! I'm at work and can only leave a message in your page. Sorry to hear of your plants not making it...oop got to go...

At 2:55pm on May 02, 2014, Elizabeth Fowler gave Clare Oliva a gift
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just wanted to let you all that I'm thinking of you , Happy Gardening.
At 5:38pm on April 16, 2014, anne andrews/7b said…

SPRING, SPRING, SPRING... LOL

At 3:16pm on February 12, 2014, anne andrews/7b said…

lol I did just had to open my big mouth...and see what happened!! =/ {today}

At 12:17pm on February 11, 2014, anne andrews/7b said…

Goodness! One thing is for sure....living in the southeast...it doesn't last long! =)

At 7:05pm on February 10, 2014, anne andrews/7b said…

Clare, can you believe this weather? We are getting ICE....AGAIN!

At 8:49pm on January 2, 2014, anne andrews/7b said…

omg it's going to get down in the teens in a few days! Hope y'all had a good Christmas Clare. Ours was nice....now bring on "SPRING"! lol

 
 
 

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GARDEN SHOTS 2017

"The spider plants sure look healthy! Always have liked the little ones hanging off the mother plant."
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